Kerry Group plc Interview Questions & Answers

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  • HR graduate

    4.2857/5 | Interview date: January 2015 | Job offer? Not yet |

    Was this helpful? Yes 0

    Sectors: Food & Drink & Catering

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    After my application has been accepted and I also progressed through the testing stage (including an online situational judgement test and a verbal test), I was invited to a telephone interview. I haven't received the answer yet, but they told me that the final stage of the process is an Assessment centre.

    The Competency Based Phone interview covered terms like motivation, teamwork, relationship building and influencing and lasted about 20-25 minutes. They also asked me HR specific questions and wanted me to link the theoretical knowledge from university to the business environments.

    Most difficult question

    How do you think the HR department can influence the company position in the market?

    Interview tips

    Make sure you follow the advice they give you prior the interview, and research the company and the food industry. Also, it would be good if you refresh the SMART approach to structure your responses and try to be specific, as they take notes.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    I can't comment on that, as the Assessment centre will take place from February onwards.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 4/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 3/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 3/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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  • Graduate Engineer

    3.4286/5 | Interview date: June 2013 | Job offer? No |

    Was this helpful? Yes 5

    Sectors: Engineering

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    Competency Based Phone interview discussing topics such as teamwork, working with a difficult person etc which lasted about 20 minutes.

    Assessement centre which consisted of a personal presentation, group presentation, face to face competency interview and numberical reasoning exam. Present at each stage was a Senior Engineer from various sites worldwide and a senior HR person. The assessement centre last two days where Kerry Group put you up in a hotel overnight.

    Most difficult question

    Name a time where you had to deal with a difficult person on a group project and how did you deal with it.

    How would you resolve a issue of a employee turning up late and drunk to work? (HR can't handle the issue)

    How would you deal with a cowboy contractor known for trying to swindle companys out of money?

    Interview tips

    Know the company wedsite including products, core values, mission statement and end of year company report are all good to research.

    Prepare competency answers before the interview in order to focus on the assessment task

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Solo Presentation (3 hours to prepare 10-15 min presentation, presentation brief given along with hints)
    Group Presentation (half hour to prepare, 10 mins to delivery)
    Solo Competency Based interview (20 mins)

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 3/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 3/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 2/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 3/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 4/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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